Amazing Album Artwork Of 5 LPs Turning 30 in 2022

Five eye-catching front covers of LPs turning 30 in 2022

1. Vulgar Display of Power by PANTERA

The LP’s title is taken from a line of 1973 horror classic The Exorcist. The picture is by photographer Brad Guice. The band wanted “something vulgar, like a dude getting punched”.

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2. Going Blank Again by RIDE

Cover artwork by British artist Christopher Gunson. He has written and illustrated
many children’s books, including the award-winning Over On The Farm.

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3. Bone Machine by TOM WAITS

The cover photo is by Bob Dylan‘s son Jesse. The concept was created by him and Waits.

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4. Rage Against The Machine by RAGTM

The cover picture is by journalist/photographer Malcolm Browne. It shows the self-immolation of Thích Quảng Đức, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, in Saigon in 1963.
The monk was protesting President Ngô Đình Diệm‘s administration for oppressing
the Buddhist religion.

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5. Amused To Death by ROGER WATERS

The LP’s artwork features a chimpanzee watching television in reference to
Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Waters: “the ape is symbol for anyone who’s
been sitting with his mouth open in front of the network and cable news.”

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